The Three of Swords is a difficult card - the usual meaning is betrayal - a heartbreak of some sort. But in this card there is also forgiveness and healing. See the middle sword is actually a needle that is mending the broken heart with gold thread. In Japan there is a beautiful tradition of Wabi Sabi where broken pottery is mended with gold leaf - the renewed vessel is exquisite and far more interesting than before. As Lenord Cohen says "There is a crack in everything- that is how the light gets in".

When this card appears - do not despair - it may well be telling you that it is time to see beauty in the healing of a broken heart. Time to move on and forgive and let the light shine again.